Royal Mail is turning neighbourhoods into ‘postal deserts’ as households claim they only get deliveries once a fortnight
- Figures are expected to show annual delivery performance hit near-record lows
- The new estimates suggest dozens of areas are affected by the postal chaos
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Royal Mail is turning neighbourhoods into ‘postal deserts’ as they are only delivering as little as once a fortnight.
Chronic staff shortages, industrial relations and a shake-up of working practices have left households in despair wondering where their post is as post bosses struggle to contain the chaos.
The lack of letter deliveries has reaped devastation through communities as many have missed vital hospital appointments, speed or parking fines and cherished birthday wishes.
For weeks on end, families have suffered the consequences of Royal Mail disruption.
The postal service are expected to show a true insight into the disarray as they unveil figures this week showing that annual delivery performance has shrunk near-record lows, with insiders branding areas ‘postal deserts’, according to the Telegraph.
Chronic staff shortages, industrial relations and a shake-up of working practices have left households in despair wondering where their post is
Resident’s in Dorking, Surrey, said a ‘lack of postal vans’ have been to blame for the grinding halt of deliveries
The new estimates suggest dozens of areas are affected by the chaos with some households collecting bundles of late letters from sorting officers.
South-east London residents have taken to social media to expose their reality as they claimed they ‘seem to only get post every two weeks’.
Others have claimed that sorting office staff told them many of their colleagues are off sick or on holiday.
Resident’s in Dorking, Surrey, appear to be battling a different problem with their local post services as they said online that a ‘lack of postal vans’ have been to blame for the grinding halt of deliveries.
Motoring Lawyer, Nick Freeman, otherwise known as Mr Loophole explained that the disruption to the postal deliveries could allow speeding motorists to escape a fine or points on their driving license.
Laws state anyone caught speeding must receive a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) within 14 days of the alleged offence.
He advised drivers to ‘keep the envelope’ if and when a speeding ticket arrives as a way to challenge the allegations in court.
A spokesman for Royal Mail told the Telegraph: ‘We are committed to improving our performance and accelerating Royal Mail’s transformation in order to restore service levels.’
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